Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tuesday activities ...

This morning, I had the pleasure of touring the very impressive new entrance to the Matthew Building at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, on Perth Road, and at the invitation of the University of Dundee.    

The new entrance (pictured below) is nearing completion just as the new academic year is about to commence and it greatly enhances the Duncan of Jordanstone entrance.    The next phase of improvements at Duncan of Jordanstone will see the upgrading of the plumbing system and the fire alarm system in the adjacent Crawford Building.
Thereafter, I attended the latest committee meeting of the Sinderins Court and Pennycook Court Residents' Association, at which a number of local issues were discussed, including noise issues and garden maintenance.

Later today, I had a very useful meeting with Solar Cities Scotland about their Dundee Green Challenge project.   The West End Ward will feature in this (along with the North East Ward) to work with residents on a variety of projects that will encourage 2 600 households to take up low carbon living. 

In addition, there will be a household renewable energy and insulation advice service giving advice on how to improve residents' homes through the installation of energy saving measures and renewable energy technologies.   It is a really exciting project and I had a very useful discussion with the Solar Cities Scotland representative about it.

This evening, along with four other city councillors, I took part in a visit to the Dundee Botanic Garden, kindly hosted by the Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden.   It was a very interesting tour and good to see the work at the Botanic Garden.  As a member of the Friends, I would thoroughly recommend a visit to the splendour that is the Dundee Botanic Garden.   Here's a couple of photos I took tonight: